Expect to hear everything present in the consciousness of DJ Voices during one of her performances. For the past decade, the Brooklyn-based DJ has been cutting a deeper path through the party, a committed distributor of new sound and undefined genres. “Crazy music” you could call it. (She does.) In a time of homogenized cultural zones and drip-fed algorithmic taste, DJ Voices is an artist specializing, also, in escapism. Her sets—free-range, roving, topographic and ecstatic— are free of the usual moderating impulses. They aren’t necessarily built to offer shelter or reassurances. But more of a story: The one about our cracked future-present and its radiating potential.
It’s a story that DJ Voices (real name: Kristin Malossi) has been steadily shaping as a resident at The Lot Radio and Nowadays, where she also works as a booker. Her presence in the Brooklyn electronic community has expanded its contours towards curiosity and exploration and pleasure. Take one example: she may be the only DJ with an active book club, “Late Nites Book Club.” The reading group Malossi hosts before her monthly Nowadays residency takes up writing across genre and topic, such as aesthetics, death, rave culture, and sonics.
Fitting, given that the Florida-born DJ has become an outspoken voice on contemporary club culture, candidly articulating the variety of sensations and techniques of the dance floor experience. For Voices, no space has more served as the cite of discovery and experimentation for these explorations than the Nowadays dance floor.